Politics General Election By Graham Sharpe

Sturgeon 6/4 to become MP as SNP 13/2 to govern in coalition

BOOKMAKERS William Hill are offering odds of 13/2 (stake £2 to win £13) that the SNP will join a coalition government following the General Election - and quote 8/1 that Alex Salmond will become a government Minister as a result.

Hills are also offering 6/4 that SNP Leader, Nicola Sturgeon, will become an MP before the year 2020.

The SNP are now just  2/1 shots  with Hills to take 51 or more seats at the General Election - and 1/7 to have more seats than the Lib Dems - having been some 50 seats behind them at the last General Election. Hills have also halved their odds for Scotland to become fully independent before the end of 2024, from 10/1 to 5/1.

'The rise of the SNP has been perhaps the biggest story of the Election campaign so far and has been a big influence on the betting' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

HOW MANY SEATS WILL SNP WIN?....2/1 51+; 3/1 41-45; 3/1 46-50; 5/1 36-40; 6/1 31-35; 6/1 26-30; 12/1 21-25; 14/1 16-30; 25/1 11-15; 33/1 6-10; 100/1 0-5

LABOUR SEATS IN SCOTLAND?.....5/1 0-5; 3/1 6-10; 3/1 11-15; 4/1 16-20; 5/1 21-25; 7/1 26-30; 7/1 31-35; 9/1 36-40; 20/1 41-45; 20/1 46+

WHO WILL HAVE MORE SEATS?.....1/7 SNP vs Lib Dems 11/2. Tie- 11/1.

ALEX SALMOND to be Govt Minister in next Parliament - 8/1

NICOLA STURGEON to become MP by 2020? - 6/4 Yes; 1/2 No.

WILLIAM HILL: GENERAL ELECTION OUTCOME....1/6 Hung Parliament; 2/1 Lab minority govt; 11/4 Con minority govt; 5/1 Con majority govt; 6/1 Con-LD coalition; 13/2 coalition involving SNP; 8/1 Lab-LD coalition; 16/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 16/1 Lab majority govt; 25/1 Coalition involving Greens; Coalition involving DUP; 33/1 Con-Lab coalition; 100/1 Ukip majority govt; 500/1 Lib Dem maj.

TO BE LARGEST PARTY- 2/5 Con; 15/8 Lab

PM ON AUG 1,2015- 4/7 Cameron; 11/8 Miliband

TWO GENERAL ELECTIONS DURING 2015?- 7/2

CAMERON,CLEGG,FARAGE,MILIBAND ALL STILL PARTY LEADERS at end of 2015- 16/1

HIGH PROFILE POLITICIANS IN DANGER OF LOSING SEATS.....Danny Alexander (Inverness) 7/2 to win, SNP 1/6;  Douglas Alexander (Paisley) Evens to win, SNP 8/11;   Nick Clegg(Sheffield Hallam) 1/2 to win, Lab 6/4.  George Galloway (Bradford W) 8/11 to win, Labour 11/10;  Esther McVey (Wirral W) Evens to win, 8/11 Labour.